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Diversity in the News at Fisher

Grant to Support Innovative Teacher Pipeline Program at St. John Fisher University The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education hosted students from its Teacher Pipeline Program partner schools to meet with current undergraduates, participate in classes, eat in the cafeteria, and tour the campus.

05/29/2023 - An innovative pilot program at St. John Fisher University aimed at diversifying the regional pipeline of teachers will now become a multi-year initiative, thanks to a grant from the William and Sheila Konar Foundation.

Cardinal Awards Celebrate Student Engagement on Campus This year's SGA executive board at the Cardinal Awards.

04/17/2023 - On Sunday, April 16, the Student Government Association (SGA) rolled out the red carpet to celebrate a year of active clubs and organizations, creative events, and students who contributed to the overall campus culture at St. John Fisher University.

Countdown to Commencement 2023: Mariangelis Gonzalez Mariangelis Gonzalez

04/10/2023 - Biology and public health double major and Spanish for health/global health minor Mariangelis Gonzalez is the next member of the Class of 2023 to be featured in the “Countdown to Commencement” series. Gonzalez was nominated by Dr. Rick DeJesus-Rueff, academic director of the First-Generation Scholars Program; Emily Colliss, assistant director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement; and Gabe Iturbides, TRIO Student Support Services program director.

St. John Fisher University Joins National Inclusive Learning Consortium Leaders of each of the student affinity clubs on campus.

03/20/2023 - To advance its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, St. John Fisher University has joined Belong, an inclusive learning consortium through the national Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

Lecture to Explore Legacy of Spike Lee Spike Lee

03/15/2023 - Dr. Christopher Ortega, assistant professor of communication and media studies at SUNY Cortland, will deliver the talk, “Give Spike His Flowers: Over 30 Years of ‘Doing the Right Thing.’” The lecture takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, in Basil 135. It is free and open to the public.

Fisher, Mt. Olivet Host Free Blood Pressure Screenings A blood pressure gauge.

03/14/2023 - The Wegmans School of Nursing and Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher University are partnering with Mt. Olivet Baptist Church to host a clinic that will provide free blood pressure screenings to members of the community.

Wegmans School of Pharmacy Advances Partnerships with Indian Universities Dr. Christine Birnie (second from the right) with officials from the Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research in Pune, India.

03/07/2023 - This winter break, while participating in a medical service trip to Pune, India, Dr. Christine Birnie, dean of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, established and advanced memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with two Indian schools of pharmacy.

Spring Cardinal Conversations Aim to Spark Action Students engage in discussions around diversity.

02/03/2023 - Now in its second year, Cardinal Conversations aims to engage the campus community in dialogue and skill-building activities and create a meaningful action plan for the fall.

CIC Grant Funds Development of DEI Curriculum Cover of the book, We Need To Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy, by Dr. Eboo Patel.

02/01/2023 - St. John Fisher University has received a $5,000 grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), to focus on the development and implementation of a curriculum within the School of Arts and Sciences focusing on interfaith aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Spirit of Identity Week: A New Cardinal Tradition Students present during the Hear Our Voices: Spirit of Identity culminating event.

01/25/2023 - The Spirit of Identity Week helped to kick off the spring semester with energy and positivity with a focus on inclusion. Developed by student affinity groups with the assistance of Laura Fitzgerald, director of student engagement and leadership, and Senior Diversity Officer Dr. Marlowe Washington, this initiative was designed to help celebrate the unique cultures and communities found on campus.

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